VIS action worldwide
We operate in 40 countries in favour of children and youth in situations of vulnerability and disadvantage.
Characteristics of our interventions
VIS is active in many countries through development projects, emergency projects, Long-distance support (SAD) and Support to Salesian Missions (SaM).
Interventions are aimed at promoting the development and expansion of the capacities of each person and community, with a specific focus on girls, boys, adolescents, and young people in vulnerable and disadvantaged conditions.
Cross-cutting factors of such interventions are: the HRBA – Human Rights Based Approach which we try to apply in drafting, implementation and evaluation of interventions; the capacity and institutional building activities, with the aim of “enabling and empowering” the actors and recipients involved in the initiatives; the attention to innovation and added value factors, so as to design actions open to change and capable to satisfy the identified needs a more effective and sustainable way.
Development projects are at the heart of VIS work. They can be defined as a series of interrelated activities, carried out to attain concrete results for the achievement of a specific development objective and to produce a useful and positive change in the life of the recipients.
The characteristics of VIS development projects are:
- presence of its own operators and expatriate volunteers;
- structured collaboration with local partners, in most cases represented by the Salesian missionary communities;
- type of the actions recipients: mostly children, adolescents, and young people, considered active subjects, rights holders and not (only) of needs.
VIS projects sectoral thematic priorities are:
- education, training, and job placement
- strengthening of civil society actors
- economic local development
Countries where we are active
International cooperation projects
Development operator and local staff
Sectoral thematic and emergency priorities
VIS interventions split up into the following sectoral thematic priorities:
Training and job placement
Promote the socio-professional inclusion of the segments of population in vulnerability situations, in particular youth and women, as a means for sustainable development of people, communities, and environment.
Offer through a human rights-based approach answers to the crises obliging people to migrate and creating the opportunity for emancipation in the countries of origin and of integration in Italy and Europe.
Contribute to prevention and reduction of exposure to risks of various nature of people in vulnerability situations including their families and communities, guaranteeing the protection, promotion, and full and effective enjoyment of human rights.
Strengthening of civil society actors
Promote and support competences and capacity of local CSOs and institutions to act as actors of sustainable development.
Local economic development
Promote local economic development processes that are sustainable from a social, environmental, cultural, and economic-financial point of view, especially for women and young people.
Humanitarian aid together with the support and development of the resilience of the most fragile communities, affected by natural health disasters and/or consequences of conflicts.
Support our projects in the world
To continue to stand beside children and youth in poverty and disadvantaged situations